Telecom giant, MTN Ghana has presented 100 scholarships to the 3rd batch of its MTN Bright Scholarship beneficiaries at the MTN House in Accra.
The beneficiaries are students of 21 public universities in Ghana, across the 16 regions in the country.
The MTN Ghana Foundation over the past 3 years has awarded 300 scholarships to brilliant but needy students.
According to the Corporate Services Executive, Samuel Koranteng said: “The MTN Ghana Foundation has made a commitment to institute these bright scholarship awards where we are supporting 300 brilliant but needy students in tertiary institutions to cover the cost of their tuition, their accommodation and we also give them a stipend for their books and other materials.”
MTN Bright Scholarship is an initiative by the MTN Ghana Foundation to financially assist brilliant but needy students in public tertiary institutions to complete their education.
The Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Kwesi Yankah, who was the Special guest of honour commended MTN Ghana for the initiative.
He indicated that this initiative will ease the burden on the government, stating that the private sector is the engine of the country’s development.